Design Draftsman/Engineer

About this job

Structural Steel Fabrication company based in Botswana. As a member of the company team you have the responsibility to:

  • Protect the company and the Shareholders investment by not placing it at technical, quality or commercial risk by careful consideration of the customers technical, quality and delivery requirements.
  • Keep the customer satisfied.
  • Operate in accordance with the requirements of the Quality Management System.
  • Ensure that the company is run according to the relevant statutory instruments and Acts.
  • Be the responsible Appointee as required by the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, as well any relevant Labour legislation



  • Responsible for the profitable manufacture and completion of all work and jobs in the company to the satisfaction of the customers which includes quality and delivery.
  • Liaison and co-operation with the marketing, estimating, quality, purchasing and stores functions to ensure optimum completion of the jobs.
  • Understanding the technical, quality and delivery requirements of the jobs to ensure customer expectations are met.
  • Be proactive to changes in the workload so that adjustments can be made to optimize outputs and minimize costs.
  • Assisting with any other aspects required by the company.


Estimating / Planning and Design / Drafting

  • Understanding customer requirements drawings, specifications, quality and delivery.
  • Ensuring that the company’s exposure is clearly defined by specifically including/excluding items on the scope of work.
  • Undertaking site and equipment measurements and converting them to working sketches.
  • Compiling detailed Bills of Materials, item take-offs from drawings, sketches and data sheets and arranging material optimization (nesting etc).
  • Interpreting data sheets and specifications into sketches that can be estimated from.
  • Obtaining accurate competitive costs of materials from suppliers and stock and liaising with subcontractors and works to estimate realistic manpower inputs and delivery times.
  • Production of general arrangement drawings for customer comment and approval, Engineers certification and detailed drawings for fabrication.
  • Understanding and applying relevant design and manufacturing codes of practice (ASME, API) and standards to ensure accurate cost estimates and drawings.
  • Properly compile site measurement, sketches, surveys and red line drawings.
  • Responsible for the design and drawing of Chutes, Pipework, Ducting and Civils.
  • Preparing and presenting detailed and accurate quotations, proposals and contracts.
  • Collecting relevant technical books and brochures to build up a technical data base.
  • Being fully computer literate and competent on the relevant computer packages, Auto Cad, Inventor and other relevant software.
  • Liaising with and providing service to the other departments in ensuring the jobs are processed expediently into the works and that specification, quality and delivery are compiled with.
  • Undertake courses and studies to fully understand the metallurgy, fabrication and welding of stainless steels.
  • Filing estimates quotations and drawings in a neat, orderly and retrievable manner.
  • Processing estimates and MRP onto the Syspro system and keeping overall job planning and resources live.
  • Assisting management with projects where necessary.
  • Independently able to accurately compile Estimates and shop floor detailing.
  • Compare estimates with actual to modify estimating methodology.
  • Any other duties required by management in any of the associated companies.



Skills Required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Formal qualifications in AutoCAD;
  • At least five to seven years of experience in structural steel fabrication, structural design, drawing and detailing.
  • Fully Microsoft Office literate
  • Driver’s license;
  • Candidate must be willing to relocate.
  • Flexibility to travel freely throughout Sub-Saharan Africa;


Negotiable package based on qualifications and experience, which may include incentive options.


CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED: Committed, hardworking, self-motivated with high initiative, irreproachable integrity and honesty, pragmatic, effective, energetic